Competency evaluation for man accused of killing girl

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl in 1993 will undergo a mental health evaluation after he failed to cooperate in two court hearings. Alan Edward Dean refused to identify himself during his arraignment on Monday in which he was charged with first-degree murder on the accusation of killing 15-year-old Melissa Lee. The Everett Herald reports after a follow-up hearing yielded similar results, the judge and prosecutor agreed that a competency hearing should be held. The 62-year-old man was arrested earlier this year.  A public defender has been assigned to represent Dean, who has said he does not wish to work with the attorney.